Off the Screen: Doors of Perception

Thursday, May 29, 2014 • 8:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

Adults Only (18+)

These new and newly preserved experimental shorts craft visual illusions and allusions that flicker in your mind’s eye long after appearing on screen. Using aesthetic techniques ranging from painstakingly hand-drawn animation to early computer technologies, these films approach visual and temporal perception with new eyes. As Islamic patterns move in careful synch and line drawings literally explode from the screen, another plane of vision emerges, creating a deepened and memorable viewing experience.


  • Kitsch in Sync (1975) by Adam Beckett
  • Two Space (1985/ 2013) by Larry Cuba
  • Cyclopean Perception (1973) by Enrico Chiarucci and Bela Julesz